23rd April 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd April 2018

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A male Siskin was seen there today

Balranald, North Uist
130 Barnacle Geese were there today and 200+ Brent Geese flew north this morning. Circa 90 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Grogarry.

Aird, Benbecula
127 Black-tailed Godwits still present. A neck ringed (J5N) Greenland white-fronted Goose was seen nearby on the west side of Loch Mor

Eochar, South Uist
A male Black Redstart was there this morning and circa 350 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby in fields near North Bay.

Askernish, South Uist
A Cuckoo was heard calling this afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:25 - 10:00
Weather: Wind W F4, 8/8 cloud at first, some brighter spells later.Temp 8.3 - 9C.

A 3.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 75 Fulmars (71S 4N), 78 Manx Shearwaters (S), 319 Gannets (296S 23N), 13 Shag (2S 11N), 1 Cormorant (S), 8 Black-tailed Godwits (N), 281 Kittiwakes (274S 7N), 7 Great Skua (5S 2N), 2 Razorbills (S), 2 Black Guillemots (S) and 25 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Mute Swan 2, Wigeon 9, Shoveler (male) 1, Teal 6, Tufted Duck 6, Eider 34, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Great Northern Diver 7, Shag 4, Cormorant 8, Common Buzzard 1, Whimbrel 1, Purple Sandpiper 4, Black-headed Gull 21, White Wagtail 4, Meadow Pipit 6, Twite 2


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Also at Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning two Great Skuas flew N and one flew S, there were two or three Arctic Terns present and a pair of Little Terns. A flock of at least 100 Brent Geese flew N and later 130 arrived from the S and settled on the headland. A number were seen to be colour-ringed and Peter obtained details.
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Yesterday Peter Murray reported a flock of at least 200 Black-tailed Godwits on croft land near Loch Sandary, North Uist.
Likes: YvonneB


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
My first corncrake of the year was calling in the rain on Barra today. 2 cuckoos were around Brevig (the first here arrived on Saturday). 3 little terns were off Eoligarry and an arctic tern was off Ardmhor ferry terminal. A grasshopper warbler was at Creachan (present since Sunday). A single redwing was at Castlebay.
Likes: YvonneB